Many things in life are fleeting, but the values that the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha teaches are universal in application and, thus, remain with the individual through life’s journey. BAPS believes in developing individuals in every aspect of their lives: academics, career, personal skill sets and talents, cultural curiosity and affinity, volunteer service, and, most importantly, spirituality. From BAPS’ plethora of activities, you can find and customize programs that suit your needs and interests. Initiatives around the world nurture children, raise leaders, and produce well-rounded, contributing members of society. Such programs are sensitive to local mannerisms and customs, thereby helping people assimilate to the communities in which they live. Most importantly, these programs provide a platform for individuals to practice and perfect the skills learned, to build self-confidence, and to enjoy their talents. Encouraging personal growth formed upon social, spiritual, and ethical values, the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha develops strong individuals who, together, create the foundation for a better society. For more about how the organization does this, and its effective results, please refer to the section on 'Developing Individuals'.